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Pedro Ferreira (born in 1988, Portugal) is an artist and a PhD student of Fine Arts - Multimedia Art at the University of Lisbon, where he researches post-digital aesthetics in audiovisual art. He is a recipient of the doctoral scholarship by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT). In both his artistic and academic work he is interested in technologies and their effects in culture and society. In his artistic practice he critically examines technologies and their failures and explores media materiality. His focus is on audiovisual installation and performance, experimental film and documentary, media art and sound art. His documentary works examine globalization, industrialization, urbanization and social issues in an attempt to comprehend the world from a micro-point of view. He is particularly interested in DIY creative approaches such as neo-analogue media and digital making, custom software and hardware, FLOSS, and hybridization between the physical and digital realm.